Updated: May 23, 2021
The World is starting to travel. Are you wanting to get in on the action, but skeptical about diving right in? The idea of travelling internationally is concerning to some because of the possibility of contracting Covid-19 abroad, possibility of quarantine and the requirements of PCR testing. Well, let us welcome Las Vegas as a great contender for travel, an excellent way to get your feet wet and let the stress of the last year melt away. The location of Las Vegas makes for easy domestic flights and as the city that never sleeps, it has it all! There’s an abundance of outdoor adventures including hiking and horseback riding at sunset through Red Rocks Canyon, kayaking to Emerald Cave with the most astounding green water, helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon and over the Strip, water sports at Lake Mead or taking an ATV tour through the Las Vegas dunes. Or maybe you don’t really like to get dirty? Las Vegas has its classic options such as world class shows, gambling around every corner, eating at luxurious restaurants, sipping cocktails in exquisite clubs, relaxing in world class spas, lounging poolside and the overall escape that we all desire in a super luxe Las Vegas styled hotel room. For some random entertainment there is the immersive experience of Meow Wolf, ziplining through the Strip, Madame Tussauds, gondolas at the Venetian, Real Bodies at Bally’s, The High Roller or a visit to the Stratosphere.
You need a getaway. Everyone does. It is good for the mind, body and soul and the break we all need in everyday life. Have I started to make you wonder why you are not on vacation yet? Or maybe you have already decided it is a must. If you are looking for a quick escape, Las Vegas is perfect. There are so many unique hotels along the Las Vegas Strip ranging from budget friendly to luxury. Personally, I have fallen in love with the location, ambiance and the amenities of the Venetian/Palazzo. This 5-star Italian luxury hotel with a modern twist is the second largest hotel in the world and the Palazzo Tower offers the biggest standard suite that you can get in Vegas at 720 sq ft. These rooms are HUGE! BEAUTIFUL! And are almost twice the size of regular Vegas rooms, without being twice the price. Several suites boast some of the best views of the Strip. My personal suggestion is that you request a room that is on the West 44th floor or higher of the Palazzo Tower. Only from the 44th floor or higher are you able to see above the Venetian, look down on Treasure Island and take in the breathtaking views of the strip. The rooms at the Venetian/Palazzo come standard with Italian marble entryways, spa like bathrooms equipped with roman tubs, rainfall showers and a TV. Egyptian cotton sheets and custom designed mattresses, make you feel like you are sleeping in a bed meant for all the Kings and Queens inside of us. This spacious suite also has a split-level living room area with a sectional couch, coffee table, dining table, and a desk. Every detail of the room is ornate and exudes a chic, luxurious experience.
Every Vegas trip would not be complete without enjoying a few exquisite meals. The Palazzo and the Venetian are connected, giving you over 40 options of world class fine dining options, as well as some quick budget friendly meals. It’s a foodie’s dream come true. I personally loved the ambiance, service and the impeccable food at the Italian restaurant LAVO and the experience of getting to eat at Buddy V’s Ristorante with Carlos’s Bakery filled with Cake Boss cakes just across the way. The Grand Lux Café offers the luxury of a European Café with an extensive menu that resembles the Cheesecake Factory. They are open 24 hours and offer something for everyone. Black Tap offers amazing hamburgers and milkshakes that are out of this world. I recommend you share, unless you’re dying to drink a whole milkshake, covered in candy and syrup + a slice of cake/choco taco/handful of cotton candy…I think you get the picture. Other restaurants include, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico, Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, Cut by Wolf Gang Puck, Lorena Garcia’s Chica, David Chang’s Majordomo, Mott 32, Yardbird and the SugarCane Raw Bar. You will not go hungry at the Venetian/Palazzo.
The Venetian/Palazzo offer so many activities that you truly never have to leave the hotel if you didn’t want to. Two elegant casinos are offered, one on the Venetian side and one at the Palazzo. These massive casinos are a combined 243,000 sq feet with over 250 table games, 1,900 slot machines, the largest poker room and HD screen for the Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas. The Canal Shops connect the two resorts and offer luxury shopping, dining and the ambience of taking a stroll through Venice. Take an enchanting gondola ride through the Grand Canal, under bridges, past coffee shops, all while being serenaded in Italian by a gondolier or enjoy a similar experience outside. Make sure you buy a discounted ticket and book a truly spectacular experience at Madame Tussauds. You can deeply appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into each sculpture when you see them in person. After all the walking around that comes with being in Vegas, an afternoon at the largest day spa in North America is a must. Canyon Ranch is 134,000 sq ft of pure bliss, offering over 150 signature spa and salon treatments. A must do is a massage and a day pass for the Aquavana hydrothermal experience. There is something so soothing and healing about water and the different rooms are individually amazing. From a room that mimics rain, an aromatic steam to unwind and meditate in, a traditional sauna, arctic room or the massaging fountains, you will be ready to go back home refreshed and rejuvenated to return to daily life. What are you waiting for? Lets get you to Vegas!
I am not paid or sponsored by the Venetian or Palazzo and all pictures and opinions are my own.